Morning Brew – Ellie Kemper talks about kissing Aubrey Plaza

Good morning!

For today’s #TBT, The Indigo Girls, as I’ll be seeing them tonight at the Greek Theater. This is 1994, aka 20 years ago!

Amy Ray;Emily Saliers

How stunning is Bridget McManus on the cover of SHE mag this month? Answer: Very.


Ellie Kemper tells Vanity Fair that she was once very inebriated when performing on stage at the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade.

“In general, if I drink, I don’t get smarter, so it doesn’t serve anyone well. There was a U.C.B. show that, by definition, you had to have drunk too much to be in the show. That’s really the only time I think that I did that. I kissed Aubrey Plaza, but we both made that choice.”

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Presents: The 16th Annual Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon

I approve of this drunken escapade. I imagine it like her sloppy make out with Wendi McLendon-Lovey in Bridesmaids.


Speaking of, Lena Dunham shared a photo of her kissing her BFF at a wedding last weekend.


Tonight on Last Comic Standing, Wanda Sykes is a mentor and the finalists visit with Ellen DeGeneres.

Burger King supports your queerness with its rainbow wrappers. (“For a limited time only.”)

Vogue has a great slideshow of Tomboys of Summer throughout fashion history. Two of my faves: Marlene Dietrich and her daughter Maria Sieber at a polo match, 1934 and Aymeline Valade at Cannes, 2014.



It’s only gossip but I would probably be OK with this coupling: “Shailene Woodley Dating Ellen Page?”

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Red Carpet

Singer Katy B says she’s mistaken for a lesbian all the time but it’s OK with her.

“One of my best friends is gay, so I’m always going with her to lesbian nights. Everyone always comments to me [on Twitter] to me and says, ‘We knew you were gay!’ I’m not gay, but I’m like an honorary gay, I think. I don’t mind, I lap it up. I’m very passionate about LGBT rights. It’s very important to me, and I’m over the moon to be playing so many Pride events this year.”

Looking for a new web series to dive into? Try Tiny Nuts.

All The Butchelor wants is one date with Kate McKinnon.

Out comic Rhea Butcher is in this 4th of July themed video from Funny or Die.

Former Real World star (and out bisexual) Emily Schromm is up for Women’s Health‘s Next Fitness Star. You can vote for her right here.


Thanks Bonnie for sharing this link: Dear Media: Cara Delevingne and Ireland Baldwin’s Relationships With Women Are Not About Men. I was never confused into thinking they were, for the record! (That post was inspired by this one from The Daily Beast.)

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Joan as Police Woman on Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 10 a.m.), The Case Against 8 (HBO 11 a.m.), The East (HBO2 12:50 p.m.), *La La’s Full Court Life “How to Succeed in Business” (VH1 1 p.m.), *The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “That’s Me Trying”/”Something’s Gotta Give” (Lifetime 2 p.m./3 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Rick Ross/MMG” (MTV2 3 p.m., 11 p.m.), *Bones “The Bodies in the Book” (TNT 3 p.m.), *My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding “Kissing Cousins” (TLC 3 p.m.), Boys on the Side (Starz InBlack 3:15 p.m.), Raven-Symone on Just Keke (BET 5 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Defiance “The Cord and the Ax” (Syfy 8 p.m.), *Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), Rookie Blue “Wanting” (ABC 9 p.m.), Last Comic Standing (NBC 10 p.m.), *The L Word “Legend in the Making”/”Livin’ La Vida Loca” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.), 112 Weddings (HBO2 10 p.m.), Sia on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC 11:35 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun